A Night’s Welcome Begins Saturday, February 15th
Our church will once again host the “A Night’s Welcome (ANW)” program beginning Saturday, February 15 th and going through the morning of February 22 nd . ANW gives us an opportunity to minister to the needs of our homeless brothers and sisters by providing a safe, warm place for them to sleep and two hot meals (breakfast and dinner) daily.
Nightly volunteer opportunities include coordinating showers, preparing and serving meals, staying overnight, or washing bath towels and wash cloths. Sign-up sheets are located on the wall behind the Sanctuary. 
In addition, I will need a few volunteers on Saturday, February 15 th to help me prepare for the event. We have a little furniture to move, towels and wash cloths to bring over to the shower area, arrange the ladies sleeping areas by putting down carpet and their mats, as well as, bringing in all the mats and clean sheets and blankets to get them warmed up to room temperature. If we have families in the shelter, we will need to arrange sleeping areas for them as well.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, contact Carol Gardner in the evenings after 4:00 p.m. at 262-6075.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 29 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION SKILLS FOR CHURCHES
Grace UMC, 1209 Country Club Rd, Newport News
This class is especially relevant during today’s turbulent times!
Registration deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020
See flyer in foyer or click link below for more details.

Study Information for:
Making Sense Of The Bible
Dates:      Tuesday,  Feb 11
Time:        1:00pm
Place:      Crouse Parlor
Hosted By: Brenda Wright
Session Topics:
1.    Making Sense of the Old Testament
2.    Making Sense of the New Testament
3.    Questions about the Nature of Scripture
4.    The Bible and Science
Sign up sheet located on wall across from the office.
Our next Messy Church will be
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
at 5:30 p.m.
Come and experience God’s love through hands-on crafts, games, science activities, interactive worship, and a full meal!
Join us as we connect with Jesus’ teaching to
“Love one another as I have loved you”
(John 13:34-35)
Everyone is welcome – all ages, all backgrounds, any kind of faith or skepticism. Invite your friends and neighb ors!
An RSVP is appreciated at http://bit.ly/MessyCh2020
so we can plan for the right number of people. Hope to see you there!

UMW
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Bring something good to share for our 11:30am covered dish luncheon.
Our program will begin about noon. All are invited to be with us for our General Membership Meeting . Marilyn Blagg will be presenting her team to show us how to help make kits for Days For Girls .
Chestnut Memorial UMC – 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News
Contact: Jo Rawls (757) 898-4484

Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Training
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
First UMC, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
Rev. Seonyoung Kim, Facilitator
 All church Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee members are encouraged to attend this training. All interested church members are welcome to attend as well.
Topics to be covered include :
Clergy Evaluations
Church Ministry Assessments
     There will also be time for questions and answers!

Bishop Lewis’ theme for her 2020 Bible Challenge is posted to their website:  https://vaumc.org/2020BibleChallenge
or click below for the first 21-day plan.